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6 de Novembro de 2018.

O que nos faz gostar de ter medo?

O medo, sentido de forma segura, ajuda a “desligar o cérebro” durante as situações assustadoras, dando um sentimento de conquista, de se ter ultrapassado um obstáculo. Mas tudo tem de ser feito de forma voluntária. Estar numa situação de medo e perigo de forma voluntária pode parecer contra-natura, mas é isso que acontece quando alguém decide ver um filme de terror ou entrar numa casa assombrada – mesmo que o perigo não seja real. Mas há alguma vantagem em sentir medo, calafrios, sustos e arrepios? “Ironicamente, o medo reduz o stress e a ansiedade”, explica ao PÚBLICO a investigadora norte-americana Margee Kerr, conhecida como a “socióloga do medo”, que publicou no início de Outubro um estudo no site da American Psychological Association sobre o […]
5 de Novembro de 2018.

An ocean of differences?

Funchal and Warsaw – the list of similarities between both places. Funchal and my home city are so distant, however, what are their similarities? In this united Europe, what do our cities share in this Union of, so far, 28 countries? What comes to my mind are mostly differences. In terms of the number of citizens, area, architecture and landscape that surrounds both cities. But where I see the biggest difference is climate. In Warsaw and generally Poland, weather is quite unpredictable. During summer days there might be an average of thirty-five degrees plus. On the other hand, sometimes in winter, the thermometer can show minus twenty-five degrees Celsius. While Madeiran temperatures are more stable throughout the year. Secondly, I […]
31 de Outubro de 2018.

Alojamento para alunos deslocados

O Governo actualizou o levantamento divulgado em Maio e concluiu que as 15.370 camas para estudantes chegam para apenas 13,5% dos deslocados. No ISCTE, onde só há lugar para 3,4% dos alunos que estão a estudar fora da área de residência, prevêem-se 54 novas camas “muito em breve”. O ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa está entre as instituições de ensino superior no país que mais falham na oferta de camas para os estudantes deslocados: aqui, só há lugar para apenas 3,4% dos alunos que se encontram foram da sua área de residência. Pior ainda está o Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, com um rácio de camas/deslocados de apenas 2,6%. Estas conclusões estão contidas no diagnóstico que o […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

Insucesso escolar no secundário

Chumbar nem que seja um ano tem impacto no percurso durante o secundário. Região, natureza da escola e escalão do apoio social também ditam sucesso ou insucesso. Metade dos alunos que começam um curso científico-humanístico no ensino secundário um ano mais tarde do que o esperado ficam retidos ou desistem. Entre os que iniciam este ciclo na idade normal, aos 15 anos, isso só acontece com 27%. Portanto, basta um ano para fazer duplicar o insucesso. Esta é uma das constatações de um novo estudo sobre o ensino científico-humanístico agora divulgado pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (DGEEC). A DGEEC avaliou a situação dos alunos inscritos nos cursos científico-humanísticos, que são cerca de metade dos estudantes do secundário, três […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Cultural Capitals

Kraków, considered by many the cultural capital of the country. It was named (by the EU) the European Capital of Culture for the year 2000. The city has several famous theaters and many interesting museums. The charming Old Town with an unique Main Square and the iconic gothic St Mary’s Basilica attracts thousands of tourists. As well as this, the Old Jewish Quarter and its nonroutine bars and exquisite restaurants are a sight to behold. You can easily find diverse pieces of art in some small exhibitions directly in the streets. The significant number of art houses provides access to the independent and sophisticated cinema. A great many music festivals take place here, from traditional to modern and alternative sounds. […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Ave mais antiga da Terra

Chama-se arqueoptérix e foi baptizado depois de mais de sete anos de investigação. “É uma das espécies mais importantes porque é cerca de 400 mil anos mais jovem do que qualquer outro encontrado até agora”, diz o autor do estudo. Uma nova espécie da famosa primeira ave da terra, o arqueoptérix, que fez a transição entre répteis e aves, foi descoberta na Alemanha, segundo um estudo publicado esta sexta-feira na revista científica Historical Biology. Depois de mais de sete anos de investigação foi estabelecida a existência da nova espécie, baptizada Arqueoptérix albersdoerferi. Ao contrário de estudos anteriores, o arqueoptérix é agora mostrado de forma conclusiva como um antecedente primitivo das aves e um intermediário evolutivo entre dinossauros e aves, possuindo […]
26 de Outubro de 2018.

Portugal mantêm a mudança da hora

A hora muda este domingo. O Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa recomendou ao Governo manter a mudança da hora e considera que a transição para o regime de Inverno deveria realizar-se mais cedo, em Setembro. O Governo português já anunciou à União Europeia (UE) que pretende manter a mudança da hora e “manifestou discordância” com a proposta da Comissão Europeia, confirmou nesta quinta-feira ao PÚBLICO o Ministério do Planeamento. A proposta da Comissão Europeia de abolir a mudança horária foi anunciada em Agosto, pedindo aos governos de cada país que se pronunciassem até Abril. Se a decisão da Comissão Europeia for avante, a proposta terá de ser ainda aprovada pelo Parlamento Europeu e depois pelo Conselho Europeu. A decisão portuguesa foi tomada por […]
25 de Outubro de 2018.

From Poland to Funchal

It’s hard to believe that my locality and Funchal have anything in common. The place where I come from is located in the center of Poland. It is a peaceful countryside where days pass slowly. There is neither a river or lake. Unlike Funchal, which is surrounded by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt Funchal and whole Madeira have unbelievably varied and beautiful flora. Much more diversified than flora in my countryside. Nevertheless, forests remind me my countryside. Especially during the Levada walks I have that familiar feeling of peace and relaxation. Another similarity is the hospitality of local people. Their kindness and willingness to help others bring to my mind my family and friends who wish me well. […]
24 de Outubro de 2018.

Carência grave de vitamina D

Percentagem de pessoas com défice de vitamina D varia muito consoante as estações do ano e a região do país. O problema do défice de vitamina D ganhou actualidade porque na semana passada os responsáveis de um dos estudos cujos resultados tinham sido questionados em Abril de 2017 numa reportagem da SIC voltaram a apresentar uma investigação, esta muito mais abrangente – engloba toda a população adulta, a partir dos 18 anos, incluindo agora também os mais idosos, o que não acontecia antes. As conclusões do estudo foram divulgadas no chamado Fórum D – um grupo que tem como “parceiros” vários laboratórios que vendem medicamentos com vitamina D e uma das empresas que disponibilizam material para as análises. Os resultados são preocupantes: […]
5 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

10 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

He made paintings of famous people and social criticism. He borns in Cercedilla, Valencia in 1863 and died, in Madrid, in 1923. When he was two years old his parents died of a cholera epidemic. Her sister Eugenia and he were welcomed by her aunt and her husband who tried to teach him the trade of the locksmith. For the first time, he was studying in “Museo del Prado” and then he traveled to Roma to continue his studies. At that moment, he was painting history pictures, later he was traveled to Paris and he finds the impressive paint. This caused a revolution in his type of painting because he abandoned his style to start painting outdoors. Although formal portraiture […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]